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Archives for November, 2008

Luckovich honored with Lifetime Achievement award

Atlanta Constitution Journal editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich has been awarded the Brooke Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement by The Dunwoody Friends of the Library in Dunwoody GA. The award is given to authors who are residents of Georgia. Mike has two book collections of his cartoons: “Lotsa Luckovich” and “Four More Wars.” The award was […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2008,  Section: Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Kansas City Star to lay off Lee Judge

The Kansas City Star announced that is laying off 50 of its employees, one of which is their editorial cartoonist Lee Judge who has been at the paper for 27 years. Lee, who found out yesterday, tells me that he is still processing the news and working through the system of Human Resources and hasn’t […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 41 Comments

More Opus replacements announced

Most of the comic changes listed below have been reported before, but here we go: » The Kennebec Journal picked up Non Sequitur to replace Opus on Sundays. They’ve included an interview with creator Wiley Miller in the announcement. » Candorville and Secret Asian Man are in trial mode at the Sacramento Bee. » The […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Steve Greenberg laid off from Ventura County Star

I just received an email from Steve Greenberg telling me that his job with the Ventura County Star will be eliminated as of Nov. 30. Since 2002, Steve has been with the paper doing editorial graphics and editorial cartoons as a secondary position. He tells me as the single artist, he thought his position was […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 29 Comments

Norm Feuti launches Gill as a webcomic

Norm Feuti, creator of Retail, has announced that he is launching his strip Gill as a webcomic beginning today. Gill is a comic strip that takes a humorous look at the life of an 8-year-old boy who lives under less than ideal circumstances. Gill is overweight. His parents are divorced. His mother struggles to maintain […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 23 Comments

KAL to be Artist-in-Residence at Duke University

Editorial Cartoonist for The Economist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher will be an Artist-in-Residence at Duke University’s Sanford Institute for Public Policy. During his time on campus, from November 10-14, he will be creating a clay sculpture to commemorate the 2008 Presidential campaign. The Sanford Institute will also be holding a forum titled “Laughing at Power: Satire […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

New Snoopy video game due out in 2010

Smart Bomb Interactive has announced that they are releasing a new video game entitled Snoopy Flying Ace the first months of 2010. The video game is described as having, “action, adventure, romance, cow-tipping, and other exercises in heroism too numerous to name.” You can see a video preview of the game at their website.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2008,  Section: Licensing, Comments: 4 Comments

Keith Knight’s N-word toon strikes another campus

The Keith Knight cartoon that caused a ruckus in The Montclair State University (NJ) campus paper over the use of the “n-word” has caused another stir in the The Arizona Daily Wildcat (Tuscan, AZ). Lauren LePage, the editor-in-chief told angry protestors that the cartoon was the result of a miscommunication between herself and the managing […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 5 Comments

Skin Horse signs with GoComics

Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells’ webcomic Skin Horse has joined the GoComics lineup this week. Skin Horse has been running daily since January and is “about the staff of Project Skin Horse, a secret government organization dedicated to the protection of Americaâ??s nonhuman citizens: robots, beast-men, zombies, and other neglected products of mad […]

Posted on: Nov 6, 2008,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

British archive puts 120,000 cartoons online

W.K. Haselden of the Daily Mirror printed 17 Jan 1906 British Cartoon archive, based at the University of Kent, has created one of the largest online archives of cartoon art with over 120,000 British political and social cartoons from more than 250 cartoonists going back to the 18th century. The collection also includes present day […]

Posted on: Nov 6, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Jan Eliot’s Stone Soup mentioned in mystery novel

In Robert B. Parker’s latest mystery novel “Rough Weather,” he mentions Jan Eliot’s Stone Soup. On page 269, he writes, “I was studying a strip called Stone Soup, which seemed pretty good, and might fill the void left by Calvin & Hobbes, when Maggie Lane came in to see me.” This is not the first […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

Opus ending confuses and frustrates readers

If you were one of the millions of individuals who tried to get to Berkeley Breathed’s web site on Sunday to learn who correctly guessed the Opus ending, you were not alone in your frustration that the server became overwhelmed. According to the L.A. Times, Berkeley’s website received 10-15 million hits compared to the 1,500 […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

Stacy Curtis attends Obama rally in Chicago

Stacy Curtis was fortunate enough to travel to Chicago’s Grant Park, the location of President-Elect Barack Obama’s victory speech, last night and has posted photos and sketches on his blog from the event. He writes that the event was “spectacular” Stacy felt motivated to go because, as he puts it, “we figured we may never […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Election Coverage from a cartoonist’s perspective

Through out the day I’ll be posting coverage of today’s presidential election from cartoonists around the country. Keep coming back here throughout the day for updates. First up: Ted Rall, the man conservatives LOVE to hate, has posted his second cartoon animation depicting GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin trying to take John McCain out ala […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2008,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

Bill Leak to be released from hospital

Australian cartoonist Bill Leak is set to be discharged from the hospital after a four day coma and emergency brain surgery after falling head first off a balcony on October 18. According to The Australian, Bill has no memory of the incident. “When I woke out of the coma they explained to me what happened, […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2008,  Section: International, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Leak to be released from hospital